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FIFA 2018: Sweden Bags Opening Win After 60 Years; England & Belgium Also Win On Day 5

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| June 19 , 2018 , 11:58 IST

Day 5 of the FIFA World Cup brought in victories for Sweeden, Belgium and England. Sweden won their opening match after 60 years.

England won against Tunisia 2-1, after a sensational last-minute strike by England’s captain Kane. While Belgium bagged 3-0 win over Panama. Sweden won their opening encounter after 60 long years by beating South Korea 1-0 after Andreas Granqvist scored a penalty in the 65th minute of the game.

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In the Group G encounter on the fifth day of the tournament, Panama's first ever game at the World Cup ended in a 3-0 loss to Belgium, While, a super strike from Dries Mertens broke the deadlock just two minutes after the start of the second half. Following the first strike, Belgium’s Lukaku scored two more goals in the 69th and 75th minute of the game.

While another game of the Group G turned sensational after the last minute win of England over Tunisia beating them by 2-1. Harry Kane marked his World Cup debut with a stoppage-time winner. England's talisman had put them ahead in the 11th minute of Monday's clash in Volgograd, but Tunisia leveled the game in contentious fashion. Ferjani Sassi leveled by putting the penalty in the post and leveling the scores.

While the phase of the Group F encounter turned after Andreas Granqvist's VAR-assisted penalty handed Sweden a deserved 1-0 World Cup win over South Korea at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Monday. The win takes the Swedish side on a joint top in Group F with Mexico after their shocking win over the defending champions Germany.